The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – February 20th through the 23rd marks the fourth annual Envision Festival in Costa Rica.  This year the festival will be right on the beach at the Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica.

2013 EnvisionWith it’s innovative lineup, Envision is one of the most unique festivals in Costa Rica. In addition to music, the four day event packs in a wide variety of psychedelic and spiritual activities ranging from yoga to healing workshops to elaborate art installations.  This family friendly event will also have an area specifically designed for children.

Construction for the event started this week and promises to be better than years prior.  The new venue provides plenty of shade for campers and participants, while also allowing car camping.  All of this is only a two minute walk to the beautiful Ballena coastline.

The founders of Envision are not only visionary in their creation of Envision, but they are dedicated to maintaining a strong eco initiative for the event.  For instance, all construction will use locally sourced bamboo, recycling containers will be readily available, and 5% of their sales are going to the Community Carbon Trees foundation.  They report on their website:

“Envision aims to set a standard in ecologically conscious festivals by having a significant influence on the thought Envision 2013process of people from all backgrounds and places of the world as well as by developing a functional model based on sustainability and community. While it is virtually impossible to ensure that an event will be completely impact-free, we seek to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible in regard to emissions and resource use, by properly planning for and managing transport of goods and people, energy, waste management, product sourcing, and water management.”

Tickets for Envision range from $80 for a one day pass to $650 for the VIP package, with special prices available for Central Americans.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Envision’s website.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica